Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle

4.7
#1 of 7 in Nature in Seattle
Watch boats and fish travel the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, a waterway system that provides safe passage between salt water and fresh water. The locks connect the Puget Sound to the Ship Canal, which links to Lake Union and Lake Washington. See barges, yachts, sailboats, and more pass through as water levels adjust to allow their journey. Don’t miss the fish ladder, which allows the migration of anadromous fish, such as salmon, between the two types of water. Glass panels give you a clear view of the fish making their journey. Pop into the visitor center to learn more about the history of the locks and how they work. To visit Hiram M. Chittenden Locks on your holiday in Seattle, and find out what else Seattle has to offer, use our Seattle trip maker website .
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  • This is a canal separating the waters of Puget Bay from Lake Washington and Union Lake. From there, you can watch boats and fish moving through the route. The hotel is very well equipped and clean. The service was great.
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  • This was a great and interesting experience. Important for kids to see too.... great concept for them to understand. I loved it and thought it was busy enough to see the traffic coming and going. It w...  more »
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